Snow Blind

The title comes from numerous songs written in the 70’s or early 80’s. Was a very popular title. I’m not 100% sure why but I bet if you listen to the lyrics you can figure it out. For some reason they never mention the cold.

Continued proof I live in a subarctic region I present what I had to walk to work in. Up hill. Both ways! That and I figured if it actually stuck I didn’t really want to drive the entire 9 minutes it would take to get me home. I may have been stuck at a traffic light or something.

I had two cameras with me but I was too lazy to pull them out of my bag so I opted for my phone instead. It’s easier than explaining to the people at work why I am pointing my camera out the window. I have also have discovered that if I flip the phone with the lens being lower instead of higher I can use my hand to shield out any glare from the office lights. It also shoots in RAW so I wasn’t going to lose that much knowing the images were going to be monochrome since the conditions were almost whiteout at that point.

Enjoy.

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It Snowed

I hate snow. I hate the cold. I think it sucks on a level that you would not believe. I try and avoid going out in the cold as much as humanly possible. So when the giant storm hit the East Coast of America I wasn’t overly inclined to go out into it for pictures. However, fate being a fickle mistress forced me to venture out into Washington, DC for work on a day we were closed due to weather. So I figured why not take a camera with me.

I didn’t go for the traditional snow shots. I think I pointed out I’m not that into cold weather to being with. So I went for stuff that had other visual elements in it. The theme being there was snow! Most of the images felt better in monochrome but a couple really felt better in color so I left them that way. Nothing fancy in post process. Just the usual dodge and burn.

Enjoy.

PS – If you live in a warm climate and have romantic thoughts of snow go rub an ice cube on delicate parts of nether regions. Let me know if you still think its romantic. Snow is cold! It’s frozen water. Same as ice!

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And It Snowed

Luckily I do not live in the North East of America. I’m further south and we just got our real first taste of snow this winter. Since I got the day off I wandered outside with a new camera that I procured; a Panasonic GX7. I always liked the looks of the camera and it has image stabilization built into it unlike my Panasonic G5. So when an offer showed up in my inbox with an insane price I snapped it up.

These images were shot with the Panasonic PZ 14-42 3.5-5.6. Which is a inexpensive but very good stock lens that I picked up previously based on the review that I linked to.

These images are just a test to see what I could get out of the camera and lens combo. I just wanted to see what I could produce without going to the typical snow pictures. Least that is my attempt.

Enjoy.

And It Snowed

And It Snowed

And It Snowed

And It Snowed

And It Snowed

And It Snowed

The Mystery of Snow

For the record I despise the cold and I hate snow but its nice to photograph.  Braving the elements I took the Fuji X100S (oh so not weather sealed) out and fired off some shots.  The ISOs I was using were stupid high to get these images and to be honest, color wasn’t going to happen since I was shooting essentially black and white anyways.  I made them moody and mysterious to make them more interesting than just a bunch of random snow shots.

The Mystery of Snow

The Mystery of Snow

The Mystery of Snow